USN F-4B/N Phantom II
will take several weeks to complete. In the meantime I am going
load mostly photos with little text until such time that I am able to
F-4B 149421 masquerading as an F-4C at Lackland AFB in September of 2000.
VF-21 Free Lancers
153016, a VF-21 F-4N
NAS Miramar in 1982. The Lancers had flown F-4S Phantoms
about 1980 when they were
forced to convert to F-4Ns due to the inability of the USS Coral Sea to handle the higher landing speed of the S model!
The same aircraft at the Champlin Fighter Aces Museum in 1989. Note that the second (and later) photo shows a return to
VF-51 Screaming Eagles
F-4N 152310 at MASDC
a cold December day in 1978. The Screaming Eagles unit patch is
visible on the splitter plate.
F-4N 152326 at the same location being prepared for drone conversion in 1981.
F-4N 151510 at MASDC
1981. Part of the sun burst has red, white and
rays, which were carried as Bicentennial markings in 1976.
VF-154 Black Knights
Black Knights F-4N 152281 at ELP
151431 at Miramar in 1984 and at AMARC in the late 1980s. Again, a return to color before phase out.
150524 in storage at MASDC in
VF-171 (Key West)
152317 of VF-171
Key West) on the ramp at El Paso in 1980.
The single YF-4J (151497) at
Pima Air Museum in 1987. This aircraft was used to test the F-4J
Radar system, but for all other purposes is an F-4B
The second photo shows the same aircraft in February, 2005. 1497
is also in the background of the VF-161 photo above while still in
storage at MASDC.
F-4N 151504 of
the Pacific Missle Test Center, transient at El Paso in 1980 and
153034 , Point Magu, California.
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